Hearty Lemon & Herb Bulgur

Common in Lebanese cuisine (think tabbouleh), bulgur is made from parboiled, dried and cracked wheat berries. This easy, flavorful bulgur recipe makes a perfect side dish, but is filling enough to be the main course.

Hearty Lemon & Herb Bulgur

Packed with whole-grain goodness


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups bulgur
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 ½ cups chopped carrot
  • ¼ cup EACH finely chopped fresh dill, mint and flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tbs lemon juice
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. Sauté onion in oil until golden-brown, add garlic and continue to cook on medium-low for 1 minute.
  2. Add bulgur, cumin and turmeric, cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in salt, broth, ginger and carrot – bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until broth is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and let stand (still covered) for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in fresh herbs and lemon juice. Top with walnuts before serving.

About Katie

Katie is a Marketing Editor (and loyal customer) at Vitacost.com. In her spare time, she enjoys biking with her husband, playing with her pets and writing bios about herself.

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3 comments on «Hearty Lemon & Herb Bulgur»

  1. Karry says:

    Looks really yummy,I will try to make this today evening.Also I want to invite my neighbors for dinner to try this out.

    1. Katie @ Vitacost says:

      Karry, let us know how it turns out! :)

  2. Karry says:

    It was delicious Katie. :)

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